The SuperLega Credem Banca 2022-2023 is already warming up for the next season, expected to start on the weekend of 2 October.
While the 12 participating Clubs are completing their staff, a new formula has been conceived and approved that sees the hottest phase of the season profoundly varied, the one that from the end of the Regular Season leads to the assignment of the Scudetto and seats for the European Cups.
“We have long been fond of the idea of changing the season finale – explains the president of the Serie A Volleyball League, Massimo Righi. – We have often proposed alternatives, introducing a few years ago the 5th place Play Off, also proposed with different formulas, in a scoreboard or in a group. Since last year we have enhanced the Regular Season even more with awards to the Clubs depending on the placement. We therefore shared with the clubs the idea of creating a further and exciting Play Off phase, simultaneously with the Scudetto Finals, which guarantees the third slot in the Champions League with the assignment of 3rd place. We have planned up to five games, to be played on the eve of each Final match, which will see the losers of the Semifinals challenge each other: the winner, taking third place in the overall standings, will enter the Champions League in the following season. The loser, fourth, will remove the ticket for the CEV Cup. The 5th Place Play Off will continue to guarantee the Challenge Cup. I believe that the weeks from mid-March to mid-May, already spectacular in themselves, will be even more applauded by the fans: apart from the team relegated to Serie A2 as the last of the Regular Season, the fans will see all the teams involved in the double race for the Scudetto and all 5 places in Europe ”.
The key dates of the SuperLega Credem Banca season
(Phase: Dates. Formula. Participants)
Regular Season Start: 2 October 2022. Round trip, 22 days. The 12 members of the SuperLega Credem Banca participate
Regular Season Deadline: 12 March 2023 (the last classified relegates to Serie A2 Credem Banca)
Play Off Quarterfinals: from March 19 to April 10, 2023. 3 out of 5 matches. Teams from 1st to 8th place participate
Preliminaries Play Off 5th Place: from March 19th to April 12th 2023. Round-trip round (6 days). The teams from 9th to 11th place participate
Play Off Semifinals: from 13 to 25 April 2023. 3 out of 5 matches. The winners participate in the Quarterfinals
Play Off 5th Place: from April 16th to May 13th 2023. 5 days one way with rest, Semifinals and Final in one-off match. The four losing teams participate in the Quarters and the winner Preliminaries Play Off 5th Place (the winner of the Final enters the Challenge Cup 2023/2024)
3rd Place Finals: from 29 April to 13 May 2023. 3 out of 5 matches. The losers participate in the Semifinals (the winner gets to the Champions League 2023/2024, the loser gets to the CEV Cup 2023/2024)
Play Off Finals: from 30 April to 14 May 2023. 3 out of 5 matches. The winners participate in the Semifinals (the winner wins the 2023 Scudetto, both enter the 2023/2024 Champions League)
Del Monte® Events
Del Monte® Super Cup: 31 October – 1 November 2022. Final Four. Participants are Sir Safety Susa Perugia, Cucine Lube Civitanova, Itas Trentino, Modena Volley
Del Monte® Coppa Italia: 28 and 29 December 2022 (Quarterfinals), 25 and 26 February 2023. Final Four. The best 8 of the first leg take part in the quarter-finals, the quarter-winners take part in the Final Four